Austin-based co-authors Colin Bryan and Emily Kieson have teamed up with established Marvel and DC artist Kelsey Shannon (Hulk: Broken Worlds, Batman Adventures, Executive Assistant Iris) to create a Lone Star State horror story. Bryan said, "I wanted to do my own take on Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and I wanted to mix that with a history-filled mystery." The end result is their planned graphic novel 86 Plots: The team is looking for $35,000 by Nov. 2 to finish it, and is using www.kickstarter.com to raise the cash.
- The Austin Chronicle. Read full article here.
"'86 Plots' is about a group of college kids who spend the summer of 1979 digging up a cemetery to find a long lost treasure. It is basically a mix of Sherlock Holmes, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Scooby-Doo. The artist and colorist is Kelsey Shannon; his credits include Batman Adventures, X-Men Unlimited, Bastard Samurai, Invincible, and many more. This is the largest project he has ever done by far at over 200 pages, and is labor of love for all of us involved." - Colin Bryan
To see a 21-page preview, visit their kickstarter page. If you like what you see and want to support them, you can contribute towards their financial goal through the same link.